Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great holiday to share with your kids…teach them about accepting others' differences, giving back to the community and enriching our communities. You can find many ways to celebrate this weekend in the Garden State!
FRIDAY TO MONDAY
Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes. Fri: 7:30pm; Sat: 1 and 5pm; Sun: 2pm; Mon: 1pm. Tinkerbell represents the magic of Disney as she brings the audience along on a collection of Disney stories. Prudential Center, NJ. Tickets: $20-80. Link here.
Friday Family Night: Silly Science Chemical Magic. 7pm to 9:30pm. Kids 5 and up will enjoy projects like glowing slime, crystals, lava tubes and super balls. Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. Link here.
Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company. 7pm to 9pm. Have tons of fun w/the whole family! Games, hot chocolate and cookies. Register on web site. For grades 3 to 6 and parents. Westfield. Link here.
Deep Sleep Overnight. 6pm Fri to 9am Sat. Become an honorary member of Captain Octopus' Squid Squad and help battle environmental crime around the world! $60/person. Adventure Aquarium, Camden. Link here.
Doktor Kaboom. 4pm to 6pm. An interactive one-man science variety show featuring David Epley. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.
BabyFest. 10am to 1pm. Consultations with prenatal professionals, nutritional services, products, etc. Whole Foods Bergen Town Center, Paramus. Link here.
Greenberg's Train and Toy Show. 10am to 4pm. Kids riding train, model railroads, 400+ tables of exhibits, etc. Free parking and kids are free. Somerset. Link here.
Ultimate Chef Bergen County. 11am to 1pm. Watch NJ's best chefs square off in Round 1 of the competition. Chef Central, Paramus. Link here.
Let it Snow. 10am to 1pm. Come celebrate winter and the beauty of snowflakes at this fun workshop. $10/child. Reservations required. Liberty Hall Museum, Union. Recommended for ages 7 to 12yrs. Link here.
7th Annual ACA summer camp fair. 12 to 4pm. Free giveaways, snacks, brochures and even Jobs. Free parking. Grand Summit Hotel, Summit. Link here.
Maple Sugaring Demo. 2-3pm. Learn how to tap maple trees and make syrup over a wood fire. Tastings at the end! Great Swamp, Chatham. Link here.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Musical. 1pm. Featuring 8 children's books! All proceeds go to local charities. Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Ridgewood. $15 through SuburbanMomma, print flyer: Link here.
Cooking Outdoors. 2:30pm to 4pm. Learn how to make a cooking fire and cook venison stew, blueberry biscuits and tea over a campfire. $5 nonmembers & additional $3 materials fee. NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury. Link here.
3rd Annual Jersey Cares MLK Day of Service. This event will mobilize 2,000 volunteers in over 40 service projects including one public school revitalization project in Jersey City. Also, paint murals, assemble First Night kits, create mobiles, build seats, serve hot meals, etc. Join in this great activity! Check site to register for a project. Link here.
MLK at Newark Museum. 12pm to 4:30pm. Performances, film screenings, tours of exhibit "Narratives of African American Art"and workshops. Admission: $10 adults/$6 kids. Link here.
Vacation Workshop. 9am to 11:30am. Preschoolers will join John from Outragehiss Pets and make a unique craft project. Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. 3 1/2 to 5 yrs, $40. Link here.
Snow Week at High Point Cross Country. Enjoy cross country skiing or snow shoeing with the whole family! Parent ski free w/their kids. Sussex. Link here.
Z Brothers Band at JCC MetroWest. 11am to 12:30pm. Two brothers from Brooklyn lead sing-a-longs, shaking, clapping, jumping, and tons of dancing! West Orange. Link here.